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Martinsburg man accused of embezzlement also has been charged with forging and uttering checks

July 15, 2013|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A man accused of embezzling from the Martinsburg Manpower office also has been charged with forging and uttering checks totaling more than $20,000 against Valley College’s bank account, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court documents.

Bradley Scott Martin of 356 Classic Vanville Road in Martinsburg was arraigned Monday by Magistrate Harry L. Snow on 16 counts of forgery, one count of uttering and one count of embezzlement, according to court documents.

Martin, who was working as a contract employee for the college, is accused in the incidents between October 2012 and April 2013, according to court documents.

West Virginia State Police Cpl. J.M. Walker reviewed 60 checks in question, which totaled $20,842, according to court documents.

Walker said Martin admitted to forging and uttering the checks, which he accessed while being responsible for accounts payable at the college, documents stated.

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The branch manager for Manpower told police that Martin altered time slips and was overpaid by $4,442, court documents stated.

Police said Martin indicated that he used the proceeds from the alleged fraud to pay restitution to the court for a previous embezzlement conviction, according to court documents.

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